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the only thing with the rear sliding window is that they break easily, i know of several people whom there rear sliding window doesnt open anymore
Yep, they seem problematic. I was keeping an eye out for a used manual slider to swap in but gave up for the most part. There are some on ebay if you later decided you had to have a slider.
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your is electric brian? mine is manual.
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hmm. thanks guys!

So i already am looking at things to mod it hahah..

I am thinking programmer, roush off-road exhaust, banks intake, what else do you gues suggest?
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how much power do you guys think a gryphon tuner would add?
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yeah i was looking at trucks both in florida and iowa seems iowa is cheaper.. we will see what happens, i found a really nice lookin FX4 SCREW with 74K miles, leather captains chairs, console shifter sun roof and power rear window for 17K but its not from a dealership, found it on craigslist. Some internet auto sales thing

its on 04 though which i would have the plugs and injectors replaced..

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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 CREW CAB!
DUDE you can't have that one i've had that 150 secretly bookmarked for like 1 week now Lol i found it on autotrader haha
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hahah.. i dont even want to think about what the wheel bearings look like on that thing.. its GOT To be tearing **** up with those tires, those are ATLEAST 37's..
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your is electric brian? mine is manual.
No no, I don't have a rear slider at all. It is a solid panel with defroster strips. I was looking into getting a power slider but read a lot of bad things about them (plus they are spendy).




Are the banks air filter oiled? I don't like oiled filters myself.
If it were me, I would get a Volant intake with dry filter, MBRP single catback exhaust and a gryphon tuner. But the intake/exhaust stuff is just preference mostly. You probably aren't gaining a whole lot with an intake either, but it sure cleans up the engine compartment. lol
I'm not sure what the actual gains are with the gryphon (I am sure there are dyno plots out there) but ask anyone who has a tuned F150 and they will tell you it is worth it. It is a very noticeable gain in overall power, drive-ability, shifting, it just seems to get power to the ground much better. Mine is tuned by another company but you'll see the same type of improvements with the gryphon tuner.
Otherwise, I wouldn't bother much with the engine unless you are going crazy with a supercharger or something.
Definitely replace the brake pads if they are stock (they dust like crazy).
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yeah, I have heard the roush off road personally and absolutly LOVE the sound.. Super loud and mean sounding.. i have heard really good things about the banks intake.. not sure if it is oiled or not..

brian, how much of a difference do you think the 35's make? in power/gas mileage?
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Here's the numbers for a plain jane stock truck with a 5.4 3V. Custom tunes as follows.
87oct up to 25hp
93oct up to 35hp
I've ran a Gryphon on a 08 F150 from new.
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wow thats a HUGE improvment..
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yeah idk what the gryphon actually does but its worth every penny. really sets the truck apart from stockers.

friend of mine is running a 4" lift with 35s and gets 13mpg

im running 1.5" of lift and get 14mph on 33s
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yeah, I have heard the roush off road personally and absolutly LOVE the sound.. Super loud and mean sounding.. i have heard really good things about the banks intake.. not sure if it is oiled or not..

brian, how much of a difference do you think the 35's make? in power/gas mileage?
For me the tuner and exhaust kind of cancel out the loss by the 35s. I didn't really notice any difference with the intake but higher temps around town (with the Airaid) so I got rid of it. Exhaust I got just for sound but didn't really notice any performance either (I had it before the tuner). With the tuner I noticed a huge difference, just the change in shift points and the length of the gears makes it so much nicer to drive. Very very happy with the Gryphon, if I were to get anything it would be that.

If you get a tuner though go with the Volant with the Powercore. I personally don't like the oiled filters and the powercore is the only non-oiled filter with a closed box system. The S&B is nice too but the filter is oiled. The MBRP exhaust is great, its not as loud as a lot of the others but it has a really nice rumble at idle and will roar when you get on it which is exactly what I was personally looking for. From what I've heard from Zach the Banks kit is pretty much the same way.

Don't get a intake without the Gryphon though, on the 04-06 it can cause it to run really lean.
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wow only a 1mpg difference not bad at all.. does the f150's suspension take the 35's better than the rangerS? thats kinda a dum question i know..
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For me the tuner and exhaust kind of cancel out the loss by the 35s. I didn't really notice any difference with the intake but higher temps around town (with the Airaid) so I got rid of it. Exhaust I got just for sound but didn't really notice any performance either (I had it before the tuner). With the tuner I noticed a huge difference, just the change in shift points and the length of the gears makes it so much nicer to drive. Very very happy with the Gryphon, if I were to get anything it would be that.

If you get a tuner though go with the Volant with the Powercore. I personally don't like the oiled filters and the powercore is the only non-oiled filter with a closed box system. The S&B is nice too but the filter is oiled. The MBRP exhaust is great, its not as loud as a lot of the others but it has a really nice rumble at idle and will roar when you get on it which is exactly what I was personally looking for. From what I've heard from Zach the Banks kit is pretty much the same way.

Don't get a intake without the Gryphon though, on the 04-06 it can cause it to run really lean.
thanks bud.. GOD I CANT WAIT TO GET MY TRUCK
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I'm sitting at a 14.5 mpg average over the last 6000 miles with the 35s on. It'll go back up when we get out of winter gas, I'm around 13.5 right now. I have to say my truck rides incredibly well even with the 35" mud tires, super smooth around town and on the highway. Very very pleased
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yeah.. i was thinking about going with a 4" lift, but that will have to wait until a deployment.. so i will just get the bilstein 2" leveling kit, 35's and use the stock wheels, which imho are a sexy wheel anyways.. how much does a gryphon tuner run?
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$325? $375?

i bought custom tunes though which was another 60 or 90?
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pricey.. lol..
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I get 12-15mpg depending on driving and season. Mostly in town during the winter is closer to 12mpg. I also idle quite a bit using the truck battery to power the fuel trailer for our helicopter, as well as let it warm up a few minutes on cold mornings. I drive mostly 2 lane roads and pass a lot. On the highway I get closer to 15mpg. Seems like I was able to get closer to 17mph highway before the 35's.

The tuner helps make up for 35s quite a bit, but if you are doing much mountain driving it will downshift more. I don't mind it here (and you will be fine in Florida) but when I get back to Oregon I will probably notice a bit more.

The truck rides great with bilsteins and 35s.
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Yeah.. After selling my wifes wedding ring set, I should EASILY get 2500 out of that.. so that should be enough for a leveling kit and somet 35's haha
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On stock wheels running the gryphon im getting 18mpg.

Gryphon $399 + $30 per custom tune (5% off for active military .)
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wow that is awsome that they give a military discount!
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You just missed the holiday sale lol
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Sorry to hack the thread but what are the gears to get in the F150's?
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Sorry to hack the thread but what are the gears to get in the F150's?
if i ever get to 35s im running 4.56, or if i can find cheap 4.10s i will.
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